Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"* The student wrote a paragraph, pretending she was Destiny from the story, writing the details she thought Destiny would have written. * She reviewed "run-on" sentences, as well as "kinds" of sentences, doing a worksheet on each. * She did a worksheet on "antonyms," writing sentences for each set, using both. * She worked 4 pages of math, "finding area" while reviewing the 4x table. * She worked on flashcards and "wrap-ups," striving to memorize the 3x table. * On her speed drills, she improved her time. * She spent 10 minutes reading the children's pictorial dictionary. * She journaled."
"Tonight we continued with math review as the student did not have spelling or vocabulary words due to winter break. We played two different games that I downloaded using addition and subtraction. The student even included a bit of multiplication. The student did a great job coming up with the different math families for the equations. Towards the end of the lesson she wanted to do something different but we were about out of time so we finished up the game we were doing and then played 3 minutes of charades. The student won both games as she found the most equations. We have plans to meet next Tuesday at the same time and work on spelling and vocabulary if she has new words. If she doesn't we plan on continuing with math games."
"Today the student used a Venn diagram to sort key phrases and terms regarding historical figures Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglas. The student then colored coded subjects and predicated in five sentences. She read a fiction passage about bats and owls. We began another opinion piece today using the county rubric for guidance."
"The student aced the spelling test I created for him, and also corrected all of my incorrect sentences swiftly. He's a real joy to work with. Additionally, his parents are fantastic at practicing with him during the week. As a result, he is improving rapidly."
"The student and I finished Captain Underpants today! We brainstormed words about EXPLOSIONS!!!! Then, we wrote a story about EXPLOSIONS!!!! We did two exercises on context clues--one filling in the blank with the right word, one substituting for a highlighted word. We did our addition flashcards and worked on adding three numbers. We finished by completing the book on water. The student is very interested in reading about robots next."
"The student and I worked on his math homework together which he finished with aplomb! Then we finished up reading Scruffy. He requested a new book for our next session but didn't want a "chapter book" which indicates that he's getting a bit more confident in his reading, but still doesn't want to get too far out of his comfort zone."